Breaking: Spied 2014 Audi A3 Sedan

Our spy photographers have just captured Audi testing the brand new Audi A3 Sedan at one of Audi’s Southern Europe test sites. We are very excited about this car for a few reasons. It slots into the area once occupied by the B5 A4 in terms of size, engine tuning options and price. Especially, now that that A4 has moved up-scale and in both size and market. We hope the car arrives at a point under $30,000 which would make it very attainable for many young enthusiasts. Also, the potential of the new TFSI engines are endless as we have seen with the already announced S3.

The A3/S3 Sedan was designed to bolster Audi’s already strong sales in the Chinese car market and to boost its US operations by providing another entry level option. Our guess is that this car is in nearly production ready form and the Audi engineers are putting the finishing touches on the car before it’s debuted sometime in 2013. We can expect a wide range of engine choices in the A3 sedan when it arrives in America including both TFSI and TDI. Based on this test cars exhaust we can guess it’s either Audi’s 1.8 or 2.0 TFSI engines. This tester is also wearing the larger Audi rotor style wheels that noticeably fill the wheel wells. This could be an S Line version of the upcoming car. We will post more details as they arrive. This is a very exciting car and we look forward to seeing both the final A3 and S3 sedans when they join their Sportback brother. 

10 Responses to “Breaking: Spied 2014 Audi A3 Sedan”

  1. 1 Bob P

    We can only hope this will be available with TDI + Quattro in the US.

  2. 2 John

    Bring it! Nice to see a small sedaan size offering again as an alternate to the hatchback.

  3. 3 Ramos

    This would be a nice upgrade from my MkV Jetta. Bring the S3 here, please!

  4. 4 James

    This probably isn’t the version the USA is getting. Audi’s US chief said specifically that the US would be getting it’s ‘own’ version of the new A3 sedan, not the European one.

    “A sedan is being specifically developed for the U.S, and it “won’t share a single body panel” with the rest of the A3 lineup globally says Johan de Nysschen, Chief Executive Officer of Audi of America.”

    I hope this isn’t what the USA is getting..doesn’t look anything like the A3 concept from Geneva last year.

  5. 5 Mike

    James, how do you figure? Most of Audi’s development is done in Europe as they do not have the facilities in the US. This car is destined for both the US and China. No doubt about that.

    There’s also so much cladding on these car it’s tough to find all the lines. It may loose the “coupe’ roof line a bit to give the rear passengers some headroom.

  6. 6 James

    RE: Mike

    I hope that is cladding like you are saying..because it really looks nothing like the A3 in these photos

    Look how square/boxy it looks from the front…doesn’t look aggressive or mean like the concept.

    Just will be extremely disappointed if they veer this much away from the A3 concept. That car got so much positive praise that they should have just put it out ‘as is’…when it comes to production models, they lose their ‘balls’ and always go with the ‘safe’ look.

  7. 7 Mulsanne Motors

    Jetta w/ Audi badging?

  8. 8 jackfrost

    Wow!! This is a VWJetta with Audi rings no doubt. I bet it will be about the same size as the Jetta too. This is going back to the 1996 Audi A4. How many times over the years that we heard that there is no leg room it that car? This is why the A4 grew in size so now it is actually comfortable to have 2 adults sit in the back. Take a step forward and take a step back why?? The A3-A4-A6-A7 is all starting to look the same. The VWs are also starting to look like Audis i.e. Jetta ,Passat. It could mean time for a Japanese luxury soon.

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